The Apocalypse Now movie will have a new video game. It is going to be a game for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, macOS and Linux. At this moment the developers try to raise enough money to complete the game.
The Apocalypse Now game design document be found here.
Update: the game seems to be canceled, it’s official website is offline.
The Japanese Nintendo website has released the Manual and two Japanese Game design Documents about the Starfox 2 game. One Game Design Document is about the Design, the other one focuses on the Arwing. These document are made available because of the pending release of the SNES mini console
Mikael Segedi, a game designer and project manager has linked some intriguing game design documents from his website. The ones from Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, Tron and Silent Hill were new for me, but the other ones are also interesting to read. This is his complete list:
- Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2
- Grand Theft Auto
- Grim Fandango
- Silent Hill
The design documents for Narbacular Drop, created by Nuclear Monkey Software, can still be found on the website of DigiPen Institute of Technology.
The original developers showed the Narbacular Drop game to Valve, which offered to let them develop it’s successor Portal at Valve. On this website several different kind of documents about the game can be found (Docs section) as well as the finished game (Downloads section).
Game developer Lee Petty from Double Fine Productions has placed some interesting game design documents on his Scribd page:
- HeadLander Casting Document
- Brutal Legend Material Standards
- Stacking GDD
- Stacking: The Triple Decker Tank Engine Level Design
- Stacking: Stacking Zeppelin Level Design
The designer Thomas Grové shares many really interesting game design documents, pitches and even visual prototypes on his personal website (scroll down to “Concept Documents” section). Files for the following games can be found there:
- Street Fighter IV: Flashback
- Tony Jaa’s Fighting Force
- Street Fighter: Power Battles
- Kung Fu Dream
- And some interesting design Tests
The Game Design Document about Pid – Peculiar Destination from Might and Delight tells about the design for the game. It’s a stealth platforming adventure game with puzzles, rendered in a lovely art style.
On his personal website the game development entrepreneur Richard Hill-Whittall uploaded many game design documents. Some of the games are released some of them were not. He shared the documents for the following games:
- Build’n Race
- Build’n Race Extreme (renamed to VTrax)
- Combat Tanks
- City Defender
- Pool Hall Pro
A couple of years ago Mike Dailly released the design document for the original Grand Theft Auto video game (then called Race’n’Chase) on flickr.
It was planned that Race’n’Chase would be a multiplayer racing game first, but later evolved into what it is now.
On IGN there is a page dedicated to the canceled original concept for the game Monster Knight from Insomniac. The design bible can be found on the second page.